Napo is the cartoon hero of a series of awareness-raising films about workplace safety and health. These films are an ideal way to spread the basic principles of occupational safety and health (OSH) in an engaging and informal way. All the films in the series are language free, so can be understood by anyone.
“Napo in… dust at work” illustrates some of the many situations and substances that generate dust and emphasises the importance of controlling exposure to dust at work to avoid ill health. The film ends with a bang - a dust explosion - the rapid combustion of fine particles suspended in the air often, but not always, in an enclosed space.
The film raises awareness of the dangers of exposing the skin to harmful (and sometimes not so harmful) substances, the situations where exposures occur, and what can be done to avoid risks, protect the skin and prevent damage.
sees Napo involved in a series of short sketches working with chemicals, including those that are irritants, flammable, corrosive, toxic or a danger to the environment. Each sketch is followed by a brief sequence showing how to prevent accidents by safe working practices.